Christopher Nataanii Cegielski
Christopher Nataanii Cegielski is an LA-based director, writer, and member of the Navajo Nation whose work and character exudes youth and ambition.
His films move fluidly between cinematic comedy, energetic lifestyle, and inspirational visual storytelling, with a cool confidence that belies his years. He believes that the commercial form holds the power to shape popular culture. With a deep-seated appreciation and love of filmcraft and emotionally-driven storytelling, Chris is a true student of the game.
Recently, Christopher was a fellow of the DGA and AICP’s joint Commercial Diversity Directors Program (CDDP), whose purpose is to increase diversity representation in commercial filmmaking.
Christopher’s narrative work has received international recognition from festivals such as the Berlinale, SXSW, and the LA Film Festival. He has received artistic development from the Sundance Native Lab’s Time Warner Producers Fellowship and Film Independent’s Project Involve Program, where he received the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship Grant.
His recent commercial work includes Google, YouTube and DIG DEEP for their Navajo Water Project, and his first production with Voyager for AriZona SunRise with Cashmere agency.